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six three-point at­tempts be­fore fi­nally con­vert­ing from be­yond the arc in the third quar­ter.

Two more three-point­ers quickly fol­lowed as the Rock­ets pulled away.

Hous­ton fin­ished Novem­ber with a 12-1 record, with two six-game win­ning streaks brack­et­ing a lone home de­feat to the Toronto Rap­tors on Novem­ber 14. Har­den said they don’t in­tend to let up. “We’re never sat­is­fied,” Har­den said. “Right now we’re play­ing pretty well. We’re go­ing to go on the road and con­tinue what we’ve been do­ing.”

he San An­to­nio Spurs, third in the West, were fu­eled by 41 points from LaMar­cus Aldridge as they handed the Mem­phis Griz­zlies a ninth straight de­feat, 104-95.

Aldridge notched his fourth game with 30-plus points this sea­son, com­ing up just three points shy of his reg­u­lar-sea­son ca­reer high of 44 points.

“It feels good -- I’m tak­ing my time and find­ing my shots and try­ing to make the other guys bet­ter,” said Aldridge, who con­nected on 17 of 24 from the field.

In Or­lando, Aaron Gor­don scored 40 points to help the Magic snap a nine-game los­ing streak with a 121-108 vic­tory over the Ok­la­homa City Thun­der.

Gor­don’s sec­ond ca­reer 40-point game in­cluded six three-point­ers. He also pulled down 15 re­bounds.

“We were tired of the los­ing that kills your spirit,” Gor­don said. “So we went out and played like we wanted this one.”

In the East, the New York Knicks snapped a three-game los­ing streak with a 115-86 win over the Miami Heat.

Enes Kan­ter scored 22 points for the Knicks, who got a scare when Lat­vian for­ward Kristaps Porzingis ex­ited in the open­ing min­utes with what was di­ag­nosed as a sprained right an­kle.

In Philadel­phia, 76ers rookie Ben Sim­mons scored 31 points and grabbed 18 re­bounds in a 118-113 vic­tory over the Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards.

He con­nected on 15 of a whop­ping 29 free throw at­tempts, 24 of those com­ing in the fourth quar­ter alone as Wash­ing­ton tried to ex­ploit his weak­ness from the foul line.

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